Marley Marl is one of my favorite old school DJ’s and probably one of the most influential producers from Hip Hop’s Golden Era. Marley was the first Hip Hop producer to sample a breakbeat, chop it up, and reprogram the sound totally changing the way that Hip Hop beats were made in the early 80’s. Marley is responsible for creating hit songs for Big Daddy Kane, Biz Markie, M.C. Shan, Eric B. And Rakim, Kool G Rap, LL. Cool J and a host of other rappers. Thanks to the good people at Dubspot, Marley Marl takes us behind the scenes and recreates some of his most popular songs with the help of an Akai MPC Renaissance, A Turntable and a Macbook Pro.
Check out a few installments of Marley Marl’s “Classic Recipes” :